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View Poll Results: Most Beautiful state in the South
Texas 13 5.44%
Oklahoma 2 0.84%
Arkansas 4 1.67%
Louisiana 4 1.67%
Tennessee 28 11.72%
Mississippi 2 0.84%
Alabama 7 2.93%
Georgia 23 9.62%
Florida 25 10.46%
Kentucky 6 2.51%
North Carolina 65 27.20%
South Carolina 13 5.44%
West Virginia 13 5.44%
Virginia 34 14.23%
Voters: 239. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-03-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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i like SC best, particularly the western portion near the Blue Ridge mountains. You are also actually closer to the NC mountains if you live in the Greenville area of SC than many places in NC.

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Old 04-08-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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Growing up in Texas, the only time I heard anyone talk about Dixie was when people were talking about Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and the likes. Never heard people from Texas refer to the state as Dixie though.
Southeastern Oklahoma is known colloquially as “little Dixie,” a term I believe originated from the high number of “Southerners” who migrated to that part of Oklahoma both before and after statehood. The accents in that part of Oklahoma are distinctly different from those in the western parts of the state.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:36 PM
 
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I always felt that the thing working against OK (and TX) was the less forested landscape, since many people obviously associated the south with lots of greenery. But the state is still deeply religious and conservative and has the twangy accents and deep fried food to go along with it.
Southeastern Oklahoma is very green and has many forested areas. The closer you get to Arkansas the greener and more lush the landscape. Western and central Oklahoma consist more of plains and prairies and has a much drier climate; east of Oklahoma City both the amount of greenery/trees and precipitation increases drastically. Two distinct areas of the state.
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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It's hard to decide since they all have different features but the ones that I find most beautiful:

1. West Virginia-lush forests and mountains everywhere!
2. Virginia-Like WV, there are lush forests and mountains...but also a coast.
3. Kentucky-Variable landscapes and overall just a pretty state
4. Louisiana-Interesting mix of geography and I loved driving to the tip of the "boot" when I lived there It's also pretty unique among the Southern states in terms of its influences.
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:54 PM
 
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My heart belongs in the lowcountry SC, particularly Kiawah. But NC is probably the correct answer. A state that has both the Linville Gorge and the Outer Banks is hard to beat.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:02 PM
 
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You are also actually closer to the NC mountains if you live in the Greenville area of SC than many places in NC.
Yeah, though if your main selling point is how close it is to the NC mountains, there is indeed another state where you can live even closer.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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There are mountains in SC so it isn't a necessity to go to NC for mountains.

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Old 04-08-2018, 10:58 PM
 
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There are mountains in SC so it isn't a necessity to go to NC for mountains.
It is if you want more to do or you're interested in having an actual city or a greater selection of towns in the mountains to live in or visit. It's an issue of quantity.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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It's hard to decide since they all have different features but the ones that I find most beautiful:

1. West Virginia-lush forests and mountains everywhere!
2. Virginia-Like WV, there are lush forests and mountains...but also a coast.
3. Kentucky-Variable landscapes and overall just a pretty state
4. Louisiana-Interesting mix of geography and I loved driving to the tip of the "boot" when I lived there It's also pretty unique among the Southern states in terms of its influences.
I was surprised at the beauty of West Virginia (and also Pennsylvania) when I drove through those states on my way to NYC from the LA area. I did a cross-country road trip early last year, and I drove through the extreme upper portion of West Virginia (went through Ohio across the bridge into West Virginia). And I was amazed at how lush and green and hilly the area was. It was very beautiful and very backwoodsy. And Pennsylvania was much the same way. I actually spent a few hours walking around Easton, which is very nice.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I voted Tennessee, but that was before I saw Virginia on the list.
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